Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour - 2023

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Overview

Mustang lies in the western part and particularly the origin of Tibet. Hidden at the back of huge peaks Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Mustang was out-of-the-way or completely restricted region for the trekkers until 1991. 

Mustang Trekking way embraces treeless deserted scenery, vertical rocky path ascending and descending the hill and eye-catching views of Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho peak, Tukche peak, Mustang Himal, and many other giant peaks. Mustang region is considered to be a restricted area where a special trekking permit is obligatory through a registered trekking Agency.

We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks has been arranging special Trekking permits of Mustang and all necessary arrangements for Mustang Jeep Tour 2023.

People from Mustang region are very religious. They have very rich culture.Very popular festival called Teji festival has been celebrating in Mustang every year. Mostly Teji festival is in the month of May.

New date is published for Mustang Tiji Festival for 2023. People of Mustang and Lo-manthang celebrating Teiji festival on 16th May - 18th May - 2023. So many tourists are very much interested to see Teji festival in Mustang and they plan as per festival schedule every year. Since it is one of interesting culture in Mustang. If you are interested to see the Teji Festival in Mustang please do plan your Mustang Teji festival Jeep Tour 2023 in month of May - 2023.

The people settling in Mustang region are known as Lo and they settle at the end of Kaligandaki. Mustang is also an antique Himalayan Kingdom with several largest Tibetan Buddhist Gompas. 

Upon our arrival in Jomsom the doorway to Mustang Jeep Tour, we begin trekking crossing few striking villages and high passes, observe the standard of living of the selters, experience the deepest gorge in the world on the way.The arresting peaks and frequently changing scenery, white rinsed walls of Lo Mangthang adds charm to Mustang.

We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks has been arranging Mustang Jeep Tour for those who wish to experience the Himalayan way of life and look at the unaffected and distinctive traditions of the Nepali Tibetan local people there. Trip to Mustang region was entirely camping trekking in the past years. However, Mustang Tour can organize Jeep Tour these days. Tiji Festival is full of Tourist and need to book in advance to secure the seats, so hurry up too book it on time for 2023.

Included/Exclude

  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast – two person one room
  • Welcome Nepali Dinner with Cultural performances
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Necessary Ground Transportation by Private Car/Van/Bus including expert driver, fuel and parking fees
  • Expert Tour guide in city
  • Sightseeing monuments entry fees
  • Sightseeing Tour as per itinerary
  • Mustang special Trekking permit
  • National park entrance fees
  • Trekking guide wages, food, accommodation and Insurance
  • Flight KTM / PKR including guide flight
  • 4 wd Jeep from Pokhara to all the way to Mustang and back to Pokhara
  • Accommodation and meals during the trip to Mustang
  • All the expenses of personal nature, travel insurance, Tibet part, international airfare, (Melbourne – KTM – Melbourne), tipping, laundry, telephone calls, Lunches and Dinners, snacks, shopping and all not mentioned above...

Trip Itinerary

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Day 1: [10th May] Arrived at Kathmandu (1400m.)

Meet, greet and Transfer to Hotel. O/n Hotel.

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Day 2: [11th May] Kathmandu

Free day on your own and we make trekking permit and necessary arrangement.

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Day 3: [12th May] Fly to Pokhara

Fly to Pokhara (Half an hour flight). Free afternoon rest / preparation. Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 4: [13th May] Drive Pokhara to Kalopani

100 KM blacktop road and 60 KM off road. Overnight at Guesthouse.

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Day 5: [14th May] Drive Kalopani to Kagbeni (2840m)

(all 4WD Way) and on the way visit around Muktinath Temple. Overnight at Guesthouse.

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Day 6: [15th May] Kagbeni – Tsrang (3570m)

After official formalities of Special permit we drive to Tsarang from Kagbeni (all 4WD way). Overnight at Guesthouse.

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Day 7: [16th May] Tsrang – Lo-Manthang (3840m) (Tiji Festival start)

1.5 hours drive to Lo-Manthang from Tsarang then after lunch participate in the first day of Tiji Festival-2020-3840m. Overnight at Guesthouse.

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Day 8: [17th May] Lo-Manthang (Tiji Festival)

Exploration of cave and monastery in morning and afternoon witness the stunning mask dances performed by monks in Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge

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Day 9: [18th May] Lo-Manthang – Jomsom (2743m)

Drive back to Jomsom from Lo-Manthang, 7-8 hours drive. Overnight at Guesthouse.

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Day 10: [19th May] Drive to Tatopani, 6-7 Hours Drive.

Overnight at Guesthouse.

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Day 11: [20th May] Drive back to Pokhara.

Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 12: [21st May] extra day at Pokhara for hang around.

Overnight Hotel.

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Day 13: [22nd May] Drive or fly back to Kathmandu,

Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 14: [23rd May] Kathmandu

One extra day in Kathmandu for shopping or rest before taking long flight home. Overnight Hotel.

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Day 15: [24th May] Departure

Transfer to Airport for final departure.

 

Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.

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Clothing and Equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph